eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Jun. 10, 2015

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What's the correct 'dose' of exercise? As much as you can do
Using exercise to maximize health and well-being is a proverbial no-brainer. But how much? What’s the right “dose” of movement? A lot of relevant research has been done, which is great. Unfortunately different research-specific recommendations point in different directions. Other than movement often being the best medicine no consensus is found.More

The exercises physical therapists know lead to injuries
DailyBurn via CNN
Week after week, studies come out about the benefits of exercise. And while online resources can inspire you in countess ways to get moving, you likely won't learn the correct way to squat or dead lift via YouTube. The monkey see, monkey do mentality could, in fact, be a recipe for disaster.More

Keep moving to relieve your exercise hangover
Daily Herald
Beach season is right around the corner and you're hustling to get your bottom into shape. Problem is, you started late, ramped up fast and now you're hurting. So, what to do about this type of post-exercise pain — often referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness?More

The truth about the low-carb high-fat diet
For years, we were told to fear fat. Filling your plate with the F word was seen as an express ticket to heart disease. Low-carb, high-fat diets like Atkins were ridiculed for causing high cholesterol and giving followers license to gorge on damaging red meats and full-fat cheeses. Meanwhile, carb-loading became a religion to endurance athletes hoping to avoid the feared hitting-of-the-wall.More

Eating pizza doesn't have to be unhealthy
By Denise A. Valenti
Brick oven, wood-fired, coal-fired, thick crust, thin crust, deep crust, white sauce, red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, pineapple or mushroom. There is no doubt that pizza comes in many forms and can satisfy the multitude of tastes across the United States. Americans consume an average of 46 slices of pizza yearly, and 93 percent of the population has pizza at least once per month. With such variety of ingredients and preparation, there is also a wide range in the nutrition of pizzas.More

'The Appetite Solution': How to diet without feeling hungry
Fox News
When you’re trying to diet and lose weight, your biggest enemy is often your appetite. In fact, most diets that leave you constantly hungry could be setting you up for failure. But the key to never being hungry again is: You have to eat more and more protein and not cut your calories.More

Diets of straw
U.S. News & World Report
We have been diverting what we know about nutrition and health into lamentable nonsense for decades already. But now, our dialogue about nutrition seems to have devolved further into a sequence of assaults on straw man arguments, aided and abetted by the shoot-aim-ready inclination that prevails in social media. Apparently, even Dilbert has received this memo.More

A better night's sleep is all in your head
Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep? According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, cancer and obesity are linked to poor sleep, as are car accidents, industrial disasters, occupational and medical errors as well as reduced quality of life and productivity.More

Extreme exercise linked to blood poisoning
Medical Xpress
Researchers have discovered that extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning. Experts at Monash University monitored people participating in a range of extreme endurance events, including 24-hour ultra-marathons and multistage ultramarathons, run on consecutive days.More

Moderate exercise reduces risk for gestational diabetes
Moderate exercise during pregnancy can decrease the risk for gestational diabetes by 31 percent and also can reduce maternal weight gain, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.More

Take your vitamins and supplements, minus all the artificial ingredients
Go ahead, feel good about taking nutritional supplements. Just don't think about the fact that they might not contain whatever it is you think is good about them. As an investigation by the New York Attorney General's office recently revealed, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that aren't found on the label — with the supposed active ingredient often left out. This leaves you, say, with ginseng supplements containing rice and pine, but no ginseng.More